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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L steering colum VIN: WBAAN37401
customer came in complaint of squeek from steering colum faint squeek is heard while driving sound like the upper end of the column thats why we replaced clock spring but no change was noted we also found a tsb for previous year for steering colum squeek so we...
1994 Jaguar XJS 6.0L Accessories VIN: SAJNN234XR
hi there, client has flat battery-he mentioned that for the longest time if he left blower motor on slow(speed one) the fan kept running and he stopped it by leaving it on posision three(high). now fan stays running at all times-battery drains. hoping for some...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L abs codes VIN: SALJY1249W
Got a Dsicovery and I can't seem to clear all the codes. I don't have the testbook scanner, but I was able to jump out the pins at the DL connector 5 and 15 to retrieve blink codes. The ABS light will flash like the cycle is starting. It will blink once for 2....
2000 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L Mechanical VIN: 4JFAC72D1Y
hello i have a 2000 benz e430 w/p0170 po173 car is from difrend shop the shop installed 2 new o2 sensors oem after 2 drives the mil comes back on i looked at the o2 sensors and are working good.i donot see many of this cars so i need some help and direction.
2000 Mercedes-Benz E430 4Matic 4.3L light out warning VIN: WDBJF83J8Y
Hi everyone this MB came to from local dealer. Dealer stated they just sold vehicle and customer brought back with all warning lights on in IP. When car got to shop no warning light on but 1 malfuntion check lights. Checked for engine codes none found. Checked...
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L clutch cable VIN: 3VWB123456
hello vw people can someone please explain how to re-set the clutch cable ? this is the self adjusting cable and i can't figure out what alldata is trying to tell me thanks , lewis
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L high idle VIN: WVWHC63B41
i have inspected t.b.i. looks a little dirty & there is some oil in air intake going to try cleaning t.b.i. but not feeling confident this will fix problem is interment.customer did say when it idles fast she hits the gas peddle & idle comes down. i am...
1987 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1FX8744H
This car belongs to the tech who is working on it, he bought it with a badly broken engine-oil return from turbo rotted off and was found in the pan along with two pistons, their rods, large amounts of bearing material and much of the turbo! Installed used eng...

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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Steering gear VIN: WAUBG84D8V
Thanks to all who responded. Most indicated they thought the rack was bad. It was. Installed another unit and all is ok now. Some asked how the rack was before repair. The car had no power assist in either direction and was leaking fluid from both ends. The fi...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L power mirrors VIN: WBAAM5104Y
Thanks Wendell and Eric [...] I know how system works. My grandfather would not believe it is necessary some computers, linked by digital bus, to comand a mirror! I just unplugged/plugged the drivers door mirror control module. After this mirrors started wor...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Starting VIN: WBAGH83461
have not fixed this car as of yet, client is going to see if vehicle will eventually start, when he has his intermitant starter stays engaged, and see if car eventually starts. got some great input that confirms that the starter system may be working correct i...
2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L long crank VIN: SALNY222X3
Hi guys...thanks for the diag ideas on this Freelander, however...the customer was out of the country for more than a week and did not contact us during that time, only when he came to pick it up after hours. So I never did get to diagnose this one but I did r... Trouble codes: P1471, P1472.
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Lighting VIN: WDBJF65H8X
Thanks to all who replied, two of you hit on the head...blown fuse for brake lamps...always check the basics no matter what happens. Thanks, Steve
1999 Other European Arnage 4.4L Service indicator VIN: SCBLB51E1X
Thanks to those taht replied. Service reset as follows. ignition on,immediately press and hold the trip and cancel switch,until the DOT matrix display will show the 'serial number'the actual serial number will be shown in the odometer section of the drivers in...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29MXX
Well, it was the coil but i had to get 2 aftermarkets before I got one that worked. I wanted to get one from VW but we already replaced this coil less than a year ago! I coulda sworn I was never losing spark even when it was missing but obviously i was wrong. ... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire.).
1972 Volvo 1800ES 1.8L Cuts out VIN: 1836353002
Many replies suggested checking, testing, and cleaning the harness connections. A couple mentioned obscure and ionteresting experiences involving RFI and such. Some indicated the currently available throttle switches are less-than-optimal. The car is in storag...
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